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David Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Dr. David C. Henderson is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  He serves as Director of The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at MGH and Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Clinical & Research Program. 


Dr. Henderson’s main research interests are psychopharmacological and antipsychotic agents in the treatment of schizophrenia, impacts of antipsychotic agents on metabolic anomalies and glucose metabolism, and ethnic and cultural psychiatry. Dr. Henderson also studies trauma in areas of mass violence and develops programs to assist vulnerable populations. In addition, he provides technical assistance to governments and organizations on mental health policy and planning – most recently, for the Republic of Liberia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health – and builds global partnerships that increase local research, training and clinical capacity. He has worked in international and conflict-affected settings for the past 20 years including in Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti (post-earthquake), Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Liberia, Ghana, New York City (post-9/11), New Orleans (post- Hurricane Katrina), Rwanda, Peru and Uganda, among other places. 


Dr. Henderson received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, completed his residency at MGH, and trained as Chief Resident and Research Fellow of the Freedom Trail Clinic at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston.


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